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How To Repair Your Sump Pump

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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Professional repairing sump pump

When you need it, you will really need it and that’s why repairing your sump pump is extremely important. Yes the basement sump pump would really sit very quietly for several numbers of years and then would work very efficiently when it rains or during snowfall and save yup your basement from getting flooded. If your sump pump stops due to any random reason, you will see your basement flooded and your foundation getting weak and moisture issues prevailing all over your home. If you don’t want this situation to happen, you need to repair your sump pump whenever you find anything improper with it. However you don’t need to spend too much if money or time in repairing your sump pumps. However if you don’t want this time to come then you need to check on regular basis and maintain your sump pump. Here are some of the things you have focus on if you don’t want situation of repairing your sump pump.

  • Investigate your sump pit

Collection of debris into the sump pit can be one of the biggest causes of float issues. Even when your sump pump is working properly without any issues then also it’s advisable to clean your sump pit if you find any debris in it. For maintaining your sump pump without having a need for repairing it, you need to keep your sump pit always clean and take off any loose items from it.

  • Investigate the float

Float ids one of the essential part of sump pump and is also considered as one of the most fragile part of your sump pump. The float will rise when the water in the sump pump will rise which trigger the sump pump and then it will start to pull the water out of the sump pit. If you want to check the functioning of the sump float then you should put some water in to the pit. If you see that the float is rising with the rise in the level of water and it starts at that moment and also shuts down the water level goes down then this means that float is working efficiently and if not then this means there is some issue with your float. Try on checking the float in the same manner.

  • See the impeller

Just keeping the sump pit clean and out of debris is not enough to avoid the situation of repairing your sump pump. Several times if this debris is not removed and it gets itself on the screen of sump pump and then it can jam the impeller.  To resolve this issue, you will have to unplug the plug and also disconnect it from the piping and get rid of it from the pit. To get access to the impeller and screen disassemble the sump pump. Remove the debris if you find any and then assemble the sump pump again. If the sump pump is not an condition to repair then you must consider replacing it with a new one.

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Process of Installing Sump Pump In Your Home

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
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If you are having water issues in your basement and you are ignoring it then chances is there that you lose half of your home. Basement is such a place in the house which is ignored the most. It’s like a storage room which is never seen unless any need to find any stuff arises. Basement is also an important part of the home which should be taken care of. Hence if you are having any water issues in your home, its better that you start finding solution to that or the cost can really upset you a lot. One of the easy solutions to water issues is installing sump pump in your home. Installing sump pump is really easy and majority of your problems will be solved with that. However easy or hard installing a sump pump will become a necessity and not a choice if the issues in basement are very high. Here is the easy and simple process of installing sump pump in your home.

Tools you will need

  • Electric drills
  • Wires
  • Gravel
  • Hammer
  • Pressurized fittings

Process of installing sump pump

  • Find the location

The first and foremost step of installing sump pump is to find the right location where there is accumulation of water. The location you choose should be nearby GFCI so that the sump pump can be plugged in easily. If you are not having a plug nearby, then call a certified electrician and get one installed.

  • Dig hole for installing sump pump

You need to dig a six inches deep hole and also 10 inches wider hole than the size of the sump pump. After that place three inches of gravel into the bottom o9f the hole. Place you sump pump into the hole. Put the pump in standing position and then pour more amount of gravel into it on the sides of the pump. Leave gap of one or two inch of gap on the top of sump pump.

  • Attach the adapters

Glue up the male adapter with the PVC discharge pipe and then place it in the female adapter while installing sump pump. Use a drill and make hole into the discharge pipe above the pump. Such hole is called as weep hole which will allow the water to flow back into the sump pump when it turns off to keep it primed.

  • Install check valve

Join the electrical cord of the pump with the discharge pipe by using the wire ties. After that, install a check valve on the open end of your discharge pipe. Place the sump pump and make preparation to run the water out of your home. Ensure that you are using a check valve which is made up for vertical operation.

  • Channel water away from home

When you are channelizing the water from your basement through your sump pump, make sure that you place to a nice distance from the foundation of your home. If it is near to the foundation, it will damage your home.


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